FRIDAY FIGHT FACTS #11

The AFTER-PARTY
1/29 – DEEP Fuji Festival, JP
!FIGHTING!
2/5 – ROAD FC 006, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
2/5 – DEEP Shizuoka Impact, Shizuouka, JAPAN

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For Immediate Release

W – ‎ MMA in Asia: BAE MYOUNG HO 배명호: LEGEND FC CHAMPION: 배명호 Bae MyoungHo has taken a long, hard road to finally achieve the Legend Fighting Championship Welterweight Championship title. he’s fought outside his weight class in MARS, and had to fight the reigning champion of DREAM on a week’s notice. find out what else makes Bae a true champion.

W – No Holds Barred: Mike Haskamp of Legend Fighting Championship On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Mike Haskamp, the co-founder of the Hong Kong-based MMA promotion, the Legend Fighting Championship. Legend FC will be having their seventh show Saturday, February 11, at the City of Dreams in Macau SAR, China.

W –   Legend Fighting Championship Signs Distribution Agreement With ESPN International ESPN and Legend to bring the best of Asia-Pacific MMA to a global audience.

W – ‎ONE Fighting Championship  and ESPN StarSports announce 10-year Media Partnership  ONE Fighting Championship™, Asia’s largest MMA organization, announces a 10-year media partnership with ESPN STAR Sports, Asia’s biggest sports content provider.


W – No Holds Barred: Rolles Gracie  On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with mixed martial arts fighter and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Rolles Gracie. On Saturday, February 11, Rolles Gracie will be facing the more experienced and larger Bob Sapp in a heavyweight bout on the ONE Fighting Championship card

WHAT WENT DOWN 28/1 – 3/2

W – URCC Cebu 7: Folayang Vs. Teixeira Exclusive Photo Gallery BloodyElbow.com has Anton Tabuena’s photographic report on the UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC)Cebu 7

W – 赤井太志朗 Tashiro Nishiuchi was only one out of four Japanese fighters to win at G1Fights Sovereign Valor in the US, but all fighters learned what they need to do to face international competition now. come back stronger! Yoshiaki Takahashi, Kota Ozakawa, and Yoshihito Kuroki.   HybridFighter Release:G-1Fightsルイジアナ(米国)試合結果! ‎1月28日土曜日(現地時間) G-1Fightsにハイブリッドファイター/HybridFighterの参戦選手4名の結果発表と本人コメントです。results in English: G1 Fights: Sovereign Valor | Tapology

W – ‎Kiyotaka Shimizu retained his Pancrase Flyweight title, nice cornermen. read the recap here: /www.sherdog.com/news/news/Pancrase-Kawamura-Crowned-Again-Shimizu-Retains-Title-on-Draw-39641 好きなもの

W – Tigers Gym India shares Press conference Super Fight League  Raj Kundra and Sanjay Dutt bring MMA to India and COO DAN ISAAC on bringing MMA to India

W – Evolve Mixed Martial Arts shared a video blog of Coach Yodchatri Sityodtong leading a pack of sharply-dressed fighters to sign new contracts withONE Fighting Championship, some of them well-known and already signed likeYodsanan SityodthongMohammad RadeemMitch ChilsonEddie NgZorobabel MoreiraBrian Choi and Leandro ‘Brodinho’ Issa. but who NEW signed? who’s new on the Evolve Fight Team? find out here:  EVOLVE MMA: THE NEXT GENERATION OF MMA

W – The Fight Nation on ONE FC 3 Press Conference  Less than 24hrs ago, ONE FC dropped a huge announcement that it has a formed a 10 year partnership with ESPN STAR Sports, Asia’s biggest sports content provider. One would think that that was big enough news to satisfy any Asian MMA fan but wait till you hear what just went down

D – on twitter during the ONE Fighting Championship conference, Yodchatri Sityodtong posted tweets saying that Kevin Belingon vs Masakazu ImanariMelvin Manhoef vsRenato “Babalu” Sobral, plus SG government backing. on the event itself, he had this to say: “it was poorly run. almost zero focus on the fighters and the upcoming fights.”

W –  Anton Tabuena shares ONE Fighting Championship press update: Asian MMA: Manhoef Vs. Babalu, Imanari Vs. Belingon Set For ONE FC 3 In Singapore –  on announcements not made at the conference today pertaining to the third event in Singapore. 
– The promotion has expanded the reach of their network with Phuket Top Team – MMA Training Camp, Phuket, Thailand, Fairtex, Spider Academy, Ultimate MMA Academy, Fight G, Burnshell, Pak Fight Club, Syena BJJ, Merican Muay Thai, and Streetfight Malaysia, among 17 groups that have been partnered up under their network.
– The ONE FC undercard will be streamed live and free on Facebook, however, the main card will be available globally on PPV on UStream and on their official website for $9.99. The show will be televised all over Asia on ESPN Star Sports on tape delay.

W – Arvind TheJuggernaut Lalwani shares Legacy Gym Head MMA trainer Vaughn ‘BLUD’ Anderson teaching at JFC!! | Juggernaut Fight Club Vaughn ‘BLUD’ Anderson will be taking over all MMA and Jiu-Jitsu classes for the month of Feb. Juggernaut Fight Club is ecstatic to have such a World class fighter and trainer teaching at the gym. So come on down to the gym and take this opportunity to learn from the man himself!

W – Vaughn Anderson gets some love from the other side of the globeVaughn Anderson- MMA’s Best Kept Secret by Monta Wiley Although not well known here in the States it is safe to say that Vaughn Anderson is a star that has yet to get the true acknowledgement he deserves in Mixed Martial Arts.

W –  WORLD FLYWEIGHT RANKINGS (115-125lbs) – mixedmartialartsrankings : in the top ten are Japan’s Yasuhiro Urushitani, Shinichi Kojima, Yuki Shoujou, Mamoru Yamaguchi, @Haruo Ochi, and Thailand’s Ramba Somdete. top contenders includeKiyotaka Shimizu, Mitsuhisa Sunabe, Masatoshi Abe, and Jesse Taitano.

W –  Fedor Emelianenko and Chan Sung Jung (Korean Zombie) Friendly Spar could South Korea be the most awesome country on the planet? where else could you see Chan Sung Jung take on Fedor?

W – ‎Road Fc has just announced signing Denis Kang‘s youngest brother heavyweight Tommy Yang. his first fight may be on a March card: ROAD FC :: OFFICIAL NEWS – 데니스강 동생 토미강 로드FC와 계약 한민국 종합격투기 역사를 새로이 쓰고 있는 유일무이의 단체 로드FC의 전장에 또 한명의 푸른 눈의 한국인 파이터가 출전한다.

W – Aaron Randolph of Legend FC shares: Check this out, we are killing it in China, This is QQ.com where we have had around 60 MILLION PV’s over the last two events. 武林传奇与ESPN签订节目发行协议_体育_腾讯网sports.qq.com  武林传奇与ESPN签订节目发行协议

ROAD FC 006 – February 5

Road Fc has just announced that Delvonte Gathright is injured, replacing him is 강정민 Kang JungMin.  ROAD FC :: OFFICIAL NEWS – ROAD FC Young Guns2 Delvont Gathright 부상으로 강정민 선수 투입 ROAD FC Young Guns2 Delvont Gathright 선수의 부상으로 팀 동천백산 소속 강정민 선수가 출전하게 되었습니다.

W – ‎Road Fc followers can learn a little something about Andrew Leone from this month’s “Know this Fighter” on The Fight Nation.  Know This Fighter – Andrew Leone : Control is always important in a professional MMA fight. However, we’re not talking about controlling your opponent; we’re talking about being in control of yourself. It’s about having control over your nerves, having control over your planned moves and most importantly,

LEGEND FC 7 – February 12

W – check out the  Legend FC 7: TV Commercial Legend Fighting Championship 7 will begin on Saturday February 11th at 4:30PM with the main card fights at 7:00pm local Hong Kong time. Legend 7 will be broadcast live in full HD in China, it will also be available to North America, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore via Pay-Per-View starting Saturday February 11th at 9PM and 11PM Eastern time.

W – Vaughn Anderson‘s epic insiders guide to the upcoming matches atLegend Fighting Championship 7. Legend 7 insider’s guide 

W – challenger Li Jingliang has some sharp words for Welterweight Champion 배명호Bae MyoungHo for their upcoming war at Legend Fighting Championship 7. this could be a Fight of the Year!  Things to do in Hong Kong – Find Out what to do in Hong Kong, including sports,: Known among teammates for his striking good looks, Li Jingliang will fight the undefeated Bae Myung Ho for the Welterweight title in the upcoming Legend 7 tournament. The Leech reveals the truth behind his bloodsucking nickname and whether he’s intimidated by his opponents.

W –  배명호Bae MyoungHo talks to Asia Mma: Wolverine’s response to Leech’s comments: “I am not interested in Li Jingliang. I am on a different level. I will dominate every aspect of the fight.”  and his video response:  Bae Myung Ho: “Li Jingliang has nothing on me”

‎W – Legend Fighting Championship in the HK Apple Daily. i see Welterweight Champ 배명호 and HK’s own Alex Lee.  蘋果日報 – 20120202 – 元氣堂:格鬥最高模式 一拳打爆你個頭  提供港台暢銷期刊包括蘋果日報,壹週刊,Face,Ketchup,Me,交易通‧青雲路,忽然1周,飲食男女,台灣壹週刊,台灣蘋果日報的網上版

ONE FC 2 – February 11
W – James Goyder: history and future of MMA in Indonesia with ONE Fighting Championship . an interview with Linson Simanjuntak, a veteran of the now defunct TPI MMA promotion, explains how history repeated itself as government regulations forced TPI off TV broadcast, bankrupting the promoter, leaving the athletes out in the cold for eight long years.  How ONE Fighting Championship Has Revitalized the MMA Scene in Indonesia

W – ‎Evolve Mixed Martial Arts‘ Coach Yodchatri Sityodtong now offering courses in Psychological Warfare. Evolve Fight Team training for ONE FC 2: Evolve Video Blog Jan 31 2012

W – ‎WUJI MMA Malaysia and MuayFit‘s Peter Davis interviewed about MMA and his upcoming fight in ONE Fighting Championship:  Features – So you wanna fight? @ Mon Jan 30 2012www.themalaysianinsider.com  KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 30 — Just when you thought you had heard of all the various martial arts styles — Brazilian ju jitsu, Muay Thai, etc. — here comes another: mixed martial arts.

PXC 29 – February 18

The Fight Nation interviews Ale Cali about his dedicated training in facing Jessie Taitano in the upcoming Pacific Xtreme Combat 29 in Manila:  TFN Exclusive Interview with Pacific Extreme Combat’s Ale “The Young Gun” Cali  On February the 18th, Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC) will be having their PXC 29 event in Manila. While the PXC may not be as well known as the URCC, their promotion is definitely up and coming and they put up quality cards with some tough young fighters. One of those tough young fighters is Ale Cali

UFC JAPAN – February 26


W – Twitter / Jason Coles: shares Eiji Mitsuoka in 
 for George Sotiropolous against Takanori Gomi at UFC 144

W – KID Back In Japan! Reconstructing His Body nightmareofbattle.com: Norifumi KID Yamamoto will face Vaughan Lee in a Bantamweight fight at UFC 144 at Saitama Super Arena on February 26th. Yesterday he returned home to Japan.

W – Mike Haskamp shares:  MMA – Leonard Garcia Pulls Out of UFC 144 against Zhang TieQuan, Nam Pham wants to fill the slot.

WHITE COLLAR MMA CHAMPIONSHIP – March 8


W – Jimmy Kong shares ‎Vuyisile Colossa‘s first ever City Fight Club
White Collar Amateur MMA event is going down on March 8 in Hong Kong. Here’s the video preview: White Collar MMA Championship – Asia  ‎- Hong Kong’s business professionals face their greatest physical challenge.

DARE 2/12 – March 12

W – ‎DARE announces 2/12 on 3/12 in Bangkok: Fight for the One Million Dollars continues.

JMMA overseas – March 23

W – congratulations to Mei Yamaguchi, go JMMA!  Mei Yamaguchi vs Katja Kankaanpää Targeted For March 23 | Final Valkyrie Flyweight Champion V.V Mei Yamaguchi competes outside of Japan for the first time in her MMA career

ONE FC 3 – March 31

W – when starting ONE Fighting Championship, Victor Cui said he liked WMMA. now one of Singapore’s own will make her debut in the organization. PROPS!  Nicole Chua to be Singapore’s first female MMA fighter sg.sports.yahoo.com: Nicole Chua is set to become Singapore’s first ever professional female Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter when she makes her debut in the ONE Fighting Championship on 31 March at the Singapore Indoor Stadium

DARE 3/12 – June TBA

W – The Fight Nation found out who Dare Championship‘s newest posterboy is.
  DARE’s new fighter looks like he can kill you. Twice.:  We’re sure that you’ve heard that DARE will be having it’s next 2 shows, 2/12 and 3/12 in March and June respectively. We’re also pretty certain that you were wondering who the scary looking guy with the tattoos in the poster is. Ray Elbe shares:  is that the guy?  Mike Connors MMA Stats